Tuesday, January 14, 2014

American taxpayers keep a Mexican drug cartel in business

An investigative report by the Mexican paper El Universal finds that since at least 2000, the CIA has been working with the Sinaloa drug cartel, allowing them to smuggle billions of dollars worth of drugs into the U.S. in exchange for information on the activities of other drug cartels.

Mmmm. Let me get this straight. Instead of taking down one of Mexico’s largest drug operations, we allow them to conduct business as usual in exchange for information on their competitors. Makes total sense. U.S. taxpayers are spending billions of dollars every year for a war on drugs, but billions of dollars worth of drugs are being allowed into this country in an arrangement that makes the Sinaloa cartel stronger than ever.

Please, make the insanity stop. Our taxes are going to pay for this lunacy. Think of the things the trillions of dollars spent on the drug war over the past 40 years could have gone to – scientific research, strengthening public education, technological advances, much needed repairs to the countries roads and bridges, and much more. Instead it’s been dumped down a black hole that eventually ends up lining the pockets of criminals.

Make some noise. Write to your representatives and tell them to end the war on drugs. The sooner the better.

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